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, it was all in self-defense. but that wasn't always her story. she faces the possibility of the death penalty. abc has this report for the series, crime and punishment. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> it is the level equivalent of a hail mary pass. the defense attorneys almost never want to put a client on the stand. when that client is an admitted killer and a serial liar, there isn't much choice. >> how are you feeling right now? >> nervous. >> jodi arias could face the death penalty if she is convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. the 30-year-old mormon businessman was stabbed 27 times. his throat was slit and he was shot in the head. arias claim she killed alexander in self-defense. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me. and i defended myself. >> tuesday she testified about how she met alexander at a las vegas convention. >> he stopped right in front of me and stuck his hand out and introduced himself. >> and told the jury he seemed to want to kiss her almost immediately. >> he leaned in very close as if he wanted to
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of combative questions at his confirmation hearing as defense secretary. the toughest questions came from senator john mccain. >> will you please answer the question? were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. >> well, do you think senator hagel is qualified to take the top post at the pentagon? why or why not? tell us what you think on the "nightline" facebook page, or you can tweet us. thanks for watching abc news. "good morning america" will be here waiting for you in the morning with the latest on the buildup to super bowl sunday. we're always online at abcnews.com. good night, america.